DS-DE 9 — Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository
DS-DE 84 — Statement of Candidate (attesting that you have read and understand campaign finance law, Chapter.106, F.S.)
DS-DE 83 — Judicial Candidates only — Statement of Candidate for Judicial Office (attesting you have read and understand the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct)
You must file form DS-DE9, Appointment of Campaign Treasurer, before opening your campaign account, accepting any contributions, making any campaign expenditures, or collecting petitions.
Within 10 days of filing form DS-DE9, you must file form DS-DE84, Statement of Candidate. Candidates for Judicial Office must within 10 days of filing form DS-DE9 also file form DS-DE83, Statement of Candidate for Judicial Office.
Where To File
Where you file for candidacy depends on the office you’re seeking; there are several Offices Up for Election.
If you’re running for a county office, you’ll file and qualify with us.
If you’re running for a federal, state or multi-county seat, the Florida Division of Elections is your qualifying officer.
What Happens Next?
Once you file to run with our office, your name will be added to the list of Local Candidates.
You'll be required to file regular financial reports using the electronic reporting system. The Candidate & Committee Finance Login is where you access the system and find the calendar of reporting dates.
Please make sure to review Step 2 to learn what you need to do to qualify for office.
You can also visit our Candidate Dashboard for details on election dates, campaign signage guidelines, precinct information and more.